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    Android Market?

    I must have completely misunderstood. In the run-up to the release of OS 2 I was certain that the new system was said to have Android Market set up for us to use. Now I have OS 2 I see it's not there. Are we still to jump through hoops rooting etc. to get to this emporium?



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    Android Market is not installed by default, however android integration is enabled. Which means Android apps will run just fine on OS 2.0. At this time there is no Android market for OS 2.0, if you really want the Android Market you will have to downgrade your system and jailbreak your device.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ice2921 View Post
    ..... if you really want the Android Market you will have to downgrade your system and jailbreak your device.
    Thanks ice but no

    But I still don't understand (sorry, it's probably my age). Android apps will now run on Playbook OS 2 but there is no way to get them? So what was the point of the exercise? Words of one syllable in your reply please 'cos I'm confused.



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    Its talking about being able to run Android applications on the PlayBook. You can do that now as long as the application has been ported to the PlayBook. The Android Market Place is whole other thing, and may come in time. Android apps will be made available through App World. RIM is trying to stop the side loading of apps.

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    Thank you again. Will we know if an app in App World is an Android one and will it matter?



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    Quote Originally Posted by rafiki View Post
    Thank you again. Will we know if an app in App World is an Android one and will it matter?
    Your welcome. That is actually the tricky part, as of now I do not believe their is a clear way to tell other than knowing an app is purely an Android application. Over the next few weeks I can assure you that there will be new apps that may not necessarily be in App World, but can be installed another way. I have not tried to side load an app yet on OS 2.0 so I cant speak for sure on that.

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    I don't see it either.

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    We wait and wait for update for the android and not one game I play on my android phone is one my bb playbook. Sooooooo disappointing.

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